Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices
Suspicious or confirmed blue green algae blooms were reported on the waterbodies, listed in the table below, earlier in 2015. It was later reported that these blooms are no longer visible, or no new information was avaiable to update the listing. Waterbodies listed multiple times may indicate the bloom conditions change frequently. Blooms may return on any of these lakes.
Waterbodies with current bloom notifications are listed on the Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notices web page. Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here- this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page.
|Waterbody Name||County||Status Date||Status|
|Big Reed Pond||Suffolk||5/24/2015||No information received to update listing|
|Loon Lake||Steuben||6/15/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Onderdonk Lake||Albany||5/31/2015||No information received to update listing|
|Orange Lake||Orange||6/1/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Orange Lake||Orange||6/19/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Smith Pond||Steuben||6/18/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Sodus Bay||Wayne||6/11/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Song Lake||Cortland||6/1/2015||Bloom reported to have ended|
The following reports summarize notifications that were listed on the Blue-Green Algal Notices web page in past seasons:
- 2012 Archive Notices of Blue-green Algal Blooms (PDF, 124 KB)
- 2013 Archive Notices of Blue-green Algal Blooms (PDF, 128 KB)
- 2014 Archive Notices of Blue-green Algal Blooms (PDF, 128 KB)
Those using the water are still advised to avoid direct contact with any discolored water and to report any return of blue-green algae bloom conditions to DEC by submitting the Suspicious Algae Bloom Report Form (PDF, 527 KB), or by contacting your regional DEC office or by calling 518-402-8179.